Red River Co-op

Red River Co-op Negotiations Update

July 15, 2020

Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to complete their proposal survey either manually or electronically. If you haven’t been able to complete the survey yet, don’t worry! You still have time. Deadline to complete the survey is Friday July 24th, 2020. This survey is also available online by visiting our website at Thank you also, to those who participated in our Telephone Townhall meetings on Sunday June 28th.

Red River Co-op Proposal Meetings

June 10, 2020


Dear Red River Co-op Members, 

Due to the challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic the Union is not able to hold our traditional proposal meeting where we all meet to discuss what you want to see in your next Collective Agreement. Instead, we are going to be holding a Telephone Townhall meeting for all members at Red River Co-operatives Ltd. 

UFCW 832 welcomes Stonewall & Gimli Red River Co-ops to the Union!

May 27, 2020


On May 23 & 24, 2020, you received a letter from Red River Co-op letting you know that as a result of a Manitoba Labour Board hearing you are now members of UFCW Local 832. We are sure that you have a lot of questions and want to know so what does this mean for me?

New deal for Red River Coop

August 21, 2018

On Tuesday, August 21, the members working at Red River Coop ratified their first collective agreement under the Red River Co-op banner by 89%.  The new collective agreement is a two and a half year deal, expiring in August of 2020.

Tentative Deal Reached at Red River Co-op

August 2, 2018

The negotiating committees meet again on August 1 and 2. As a result, a tentative agreement has been reached.
The union has set a ratification vote for August 21. All of the details of the tentative agreement will be presented to the Red River Co-op members on August 21 for their review and discussion prior to the vote.

Red Rive Co-op Negotiations Challenging, to Continue Next Month

June 15, 2018

The Union and the Co-op negotiating committees met on June 11, 12 and 13 for three full days of challenging bargaining. The parties had very open and productive discussions on options that are available to resolve the outstanding issues, which deal with mostly monetary issues. However difficult decisions still need to be made for both bargaining committees.

Red River Co-op Negotiations Challenging But Continuing

May 23, 2018

Negotiations for the new collective agreement for our members at the Red River Co-op began and then stalled because the chief negotiator for the Co-operative left his position with the company. Negotiations were scheduled to resume on May 22 and 23, with the new head Co-operative negotiator.

Red River Co-op Negotiations Lagging

April 20, 2018

Negotiations and the setting of additional meeting dates for the negotiating committees to meet, are proving to be a challenge.

The main reason is that the chief negotiator for the company recently left his position with Federated Co-operatives, which negotiates for the Red River Co-operatives. Therefore his workload, including the Red River Co-op negotiations had to reassigned to another full-time negotiator from Federated Co-op.

In order to allow for this transition, the parties have set May 22 and 23 as the next set of meeting dates to continue bargaining.

Red River Co-op Negotiations Reaching a Critical Stage

February 9, 2018

Up to February 9, the management and the union bargaining committee have spent seven days at the bargaining table since the end of December. The committees have done significant work in resolving many of the non-monetary issues and are now beginning to address monetary issues, including all wage, benefit, vacation, general holiday pay and premium issues.

Negotiations Update at Red River Co-op

January 19, 2018


The negotiations process between the Management and Union committees is continuing.  As I indicated in my letter of December 20th, 2017, there are a large number of proposals that both sides have tabled.  Since December 20th, we have met for four days in the past two weeks and have been able to resolve a very significant number of non-monetary issues. 

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